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Olea and Andy's presentation on the VIETNAM WAR context of Cosi.

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  • 1. C O M M U N I S M C O M E S F R O M T H E L A T I N W O R D C O M M U N E , M E A N I N G C O M M O N O R U N I V E R S A L . I T I S A R E V O L U T I O N A R Y S O C I A L I S T M O V E M E N T T O C R E A T E A C L A S S L E S S , M O N E Y L E S S A N D S T A T E L E S S S O C I A L O R D E R S T R U C T U R E D U P O N C O M M O N O W N E R S H I P O F T H E M E A N S O F P R O D U C T I O N A S W E L L A S T H E P O L I T I C A L A N D E C O N O M I C I D E O L O G Y T H A T A I M S A T T H E E S T A B L I S H M E N T O F T H E S O C I A L O R D E R . Communism

2. The Vietnam war The Vietnam war was a long term struggle between nationalist forces trying to unify the country of Vietnam under a communist government and the United States( with the aid of south Vietnamese) attempting to prevent the spread of communism. The war began in 1959 and ended in April 30, 1975.US engaged in a war that many viewed as having no way to win. US lost the American public support for the war. Since the end of the war, the Vietnam has become a benchmark for what not to do in all future American conflict. 3. Australians involvement in the war Australians military involvement in the Vietnam war was the longest in duration of any war in Australias history. The Australian Army Training Team(AATTV) arrived in South Vietnam during July and August 1962. The only combat troops remaining in Vietnam were a platoon guarding the Australian embassy in Saigon, which redrew later in June 1973. 4. History of communism Most modern forms of communism are based upon Marxism. Marxism is simply a social-economic inquiry based upon materialist interpretation of historical development. Some religious societies that have stressed about equality and common ownership of goods have been described as communist, including early Christianity and the Shakers of 19th century America. 5. History of communism. Marxism subsequently gained support across much of Europe, and under the control of the Bolshevik party, a communist government have seized power during the Russian revolution, leading to the creation of the Soviet Union. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state espousing Marxist Leninist ideology and existed between 1922 and 1991. It was ruled as a single party state by the communist party with Moscow as its capital. It was officially a union of multiple substantial autonomy, buts its government and economy were highly centralized. 6. Russian revolution The Russian revolution is a collective term for a series of revolution in Russia in 1917, which dismantled the Tsarist autocracy and led to the creation of the Russian SFSR. In the second revolution , during October, the provisional Government was removed and replaced with a Bolshevik (communist) government. In the October revolution, the Bolshevik party, led by Vladimir Lenin and the workers Soviet overthrew the Provisional Government in Petrograd. The Bolsheviks appointed themselves as leaders of various government ministries and seized control of the countryside, establishing the Cheka to quash dissent. 7. The Cold War 1945-1991 8. Cold War this term is used to describe the relationship between America and the Soviet Union 1945 to 1980. Neither side ever fought the other - the consequences would be too appalling (nuclear prowess of each) - but they did fight for their beliefs using client states who fought for their beliefs on their behalf e.g. South Vietnam was anti- communist and was supplied by America during the war while North Vietnam was pro-Communist and fought the south (and the Americans) using weapons from communist Russia or communist China. Coined by an English author and journalist George Orwell, cold war was used as a general term, in his essay You and the Atomic Bomb", published October 19, 1945 9. The Super Powers United States vs. USSR The lack of mutually understanding an alien culture, wouldve lead the world down a very dangerous path - it led to the development of weapons of awesome destructive capability and the creation of some intriguing policies such as MAD - Mutually Assured Destruction. The proxy war was almost dissembled with the Cuban Missile Crisis 10. The Vietnam War 1954-1975 11. North vs South Vietnam had been part of the French Empire. During the war, the country had been overrun by the Japanese. When the Japanese retreated, the people of Vietnam took the opportunity to establish their own government lead by Ho Chi Minh. However, after the end of the war, the Allies gave back South Vietnam to the French while the north was left in the hands of the non- communist Chinese. The Nationalist Chinese treated the North Vietnamese very badly and support for Ho Chi Minh grew. The Chinese pulled out of North Vietnam in 1946 and the party of Ho Chi Minh took over - the Viet Minh. In October 1946, the French announced their intention of reclaiming the north which meant that the Viet Minh would have to fight for it 12. Australia and the Vietnam War 1962-1975 13. Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War was the longest in duration of any war in Australia's history Australian support for South Vietnam was in keeping with the policies of other nations, particularly the United States, to stem the spread of communism in Europe and Asia 60,000 Australians, including ground troops and air force and navy personnel, deployed in 1962 521 died as a result of the war and over